It is used in industry for making paints and cosmetics. The roasted seeds make a coffee type drink. In countries where they grow sunflowers the seed cake that is left after the oil is extracted is given to livestock as food.Oct 6, 2009
While they are stunningly beautiful, they also are rich in history and meaning. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Much of the meaning of sunflowers stems from its namesake, the sun itself.Jun 10, 2015
Put some damp soil in a plastic cup so it comes up almost to the top. ... Drop a sunflower seed into the hole. ... Put the cup on a sunny windowsill. ... Your plant should pop up through the soil after about 1 or 2 weeks. ... When your plants grow too big for the cups, plant them in bigger flowerpots.More items...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. American natives, sunflowers are grown for beauty and harvested for seed. An annual plant, sunflowers have big, daisy-like flower faces of bright yellow petals (and occasionally red) and brown centers that ripen into heavy heads filled with seeds.
Although miniature sunflower varieties are about 2 feet tall, and giant varieties can grow over 10 feet tall, standard sunflowers are usually between 6 to 10 feet in height. Depending on the variety, sunflower plants started from seed can mature in 70 to 100 days.
Cover and keep watered until seeds sprout in 7 to 10 days. When first true leaves appear (the second set of leaves); thin plants to about 2 feet apart. Depending on the variety, sunflowers will mature and develop seeds in 80 to 120 days. Sow a new row every 2 to 3 weeks to enjoy continuous blooms until the first frost.